My 13 yr old son and I stayed at Lawana for 6 nights in August after leaving Phuket and Krabi behind. We had seen the resort online and liked the look of the place and the reviews on Trip Advisor. We called ahead and booked a twin room (118) for a fair price which my son thought included a jacuzzi. We made a mistake. Actually the website shows rooms with private pools which the resort does have but we mistook it for a private jacuzzi and my son was so disappointed he wanted to leave the moment we arrived. We decided to stay and found the colourful room to be adequate and comfy plus it was nice and quiet at night and afforded a good nights sleep. Couple of points about the room which Id like to mention are that there was no flannels, shower took time to warm up but was ok and the supplied soap wasn't really adequate enough. Cant remember if there was a plug or not.
Swimming pool was fine but I disliked the fact that some people tried to reserve a sunbed with a towel and sometimes they had left a mess behind that was not tidied up quickly...ie plastic bottles, cigarette butts etc....I loathe smoking. Pool was great for kids and offered a pipe to swing on. Looked clean and safe.
Beach location was clean and tidy and the hotel offered the use of kayaks for an hour free but it was rarely policed and guests just used it as they needed which was good. We did see a few jellyfish in the sea but not sure if they were dangerous.
Bar was good, breakfast was good and I loved sitting facing the sea having breakfast...cant fault it.
Apart from the confusion when we checked in we found the resort fine and I warmed to the front desk staff who were funny and helpful. Just don't ask New where shes hiding her tattoo hahaha..!
Would we stay at Lawana again? Yes for sure.